Expo 2020 Dubai: Over 750,000 ticketed visits recorded since opening

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Dubai - More than 35,000 visitors have visited the venue three times



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Anjana Sankar

Published: Mon 18 Oct 2021, 12:35 PM

Last updated: Mon 18 Oct 2021, 12:46 PM

Expo 2020 Dubai recorded over 750,000 visits since its opening, officials announced on Monday.

From October 1 to 17, a total of 771,477 ticketed visits were recorded, Expo officials announced at the daily briefing on October 18.

The world fair, which spans more than four square kilometres, welcomed 181 nationalities during its second week.

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“I am delighted to say that we are up 12 per cent week on week with our visitation numbers,” an Expo official said. “Almost half of all the visitors hold a season pass and we've had more than 100,000 actually coming to the site twice."

More than 35,000 visitors have visited the Expo three times. Furthermore, the number of virtual visitors has risen to 9.3 million since October 1, which is up 1.5 million from the previous week, said the official.

Despite high temperatures, the Expo recorded 411,768 ticketed visits in the first ten days since opening. The figures include all physical ticket holders but exclude participants, exhibitors and delegations. The Russian pavilion at the Expo said it welcomed 100,000 visitors.

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After a brief hiatus due to hot weather, school students returned to the Expo grounds starting this week.

On Sunday, Dr Abdulla Al Karam, chairman and director-general of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), pushed open the Expo 2020 Dubai gates along with a group of ambitious students.


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